Belgium: Parliamentary Committee approves whistleblowing draft law for private sector
The Belgian Parliamentary Committee on Economy, Consumer Protection and Digital Agenda approved, on 27 October 2022, Bill 55K2912 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law or national law found within a legal entity in the private sector, which transposes the Directive on the Protection of Persons who Report Breaches of Union Law (Directive (EU) 2019/1937) ('the Whistleblowing Directive'). As per the Whistleblowing Directive, the draft law establishes minimum standards of protection for whistleblowers in ten areas identified as key areas, including public procurement, product safety and conformity, public health, and consumer protection.
Lastly, the draft law is now awaiting approval from the plenary Parliament Assembly.
You can read the draft law, only available in French and Dutch, here.